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National Association of Social Workers-Pennsylvania Chapter Endorses Allyson Schwartz for Governor

Wednesday, March 12, 2014   (0 Comments)
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National Association of Social Workers-Pennsylvania Chapter Endorses Allyson Schwartz for Governor

Philadelphia, PA— The National Association of Social Workers-Pennsylvania Chapter (NASW-PA) today announced their endorsement of Allyson Schwartz for Governor.

“NASW-PA is honored to endorse a fellow social worker and NASW member, Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz as the Democratic nominee for Governor,” said NASW-PA executive director Ron Simon. “We believe she is the best candidate, and are certain that her experiences as a social worker and social work educator will inform her policy decisions. This is a perspective which has been lacking in Harrisburg, and is needed now more than ever.”

Schwartz welcomed the endorsement citing her own experience as Acting Director of the Philadelphia Department of Human Services.

“I worked with social workers every day while at the DHS. These are some of the toughest and most compassionate Pennsylvanians I know. I am honored they are standing with me in my campaign to shake up the status quo in Harrisburg,” Schwartz said. ” As Governor, I will work tirelessly to improve the lives of every Pennsylvania family.”

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest membership organization in the U.S. for professional social workers, serving 130,000 members. NASW-PA is one of the largest state chapters with nearly 6,000 members in Pennsylvania and works to enhance the professional growth and development of social workers, create and maintain social work standards, and to advance sound social policies.

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